New battery project now live which aims to save customers money off their fuel bills and make homes warmer
Warmworks Scotland has secured funding from SP Energy Networks’ Green Economy Fund to deliver an innovative battery storage project to help reduce energy costs for as many as 150 homes in Dumfries and Galloway.
The £1.25million project, which will run for the next twelve months, provides a unique opportunity to reduce energy bills and make homes more resilient in the event of a power outage.
Warmworks has partnered with Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) to carry out the project. DGHP will supply information about those households that may be able to benefit from this technology.
Each eligible customer will have a free Tesla Powerwall battery installed in their home and they will also receive independent advice on tariff switching to make sure they are on the right tariff to save money. It is estimated that households may be able to save up to 30% off the cost of their electricity bills.
The project is now live, and letters have been sent to all customers who have been identified as potentially eligible to receive a free Tesla Powerwall battery in their homes. If you have received a letter, please contact Warmworks to arrange a survey of your home.
Jillian Violaris, SP Energy Networks’ Green Economy Fund Project Manager, said: “SP Energy Networks is proud to be funding Warmworks Scotland through the Green Economy Fund. The funding will support the innovative project to make a long-term social and environmental impact in their area, contributing towards Scotland’s green economy.
“The Green Economy Fund is investing directly in projects that promote low-carbon heating, low-carbon transport, or the education of Scotland’s workforce for a greener future. We share the Scottish Government’s vision of making a cleaner, greener Scotland by accelerating our green economy in order to deliver a better future, quicker for our communities.”
Jim Preston, DGHP’s Interim Director of Investment and Regeneration said: “We are very much looking forward to working on this project with Warmworks for the benefit of our tenants in reducing their energy bills.
“The pilot project prioritises around 150 properties in Dumfries and Galloway where we have identified electric heating is the only option. This project will demonstrate the benefit of this new technology in reducing fuel bills for our tenants.
“The success of this project will influence the use of renewable energy in the future, ensuring DGHP tenants are at the forefront when it comes to the use of innovative technology in their homes.”
Ross Armstrong, Warmworks’ Managing Director said: “Now is the perfect time to address any issues you may be having with your heating before the cold weather arrives.
“Installing the Tesla Powerwall battery could save you money off your electricity bills and make your home more affordable to heat over the long term. If you have received a letter from Warmworks, we encourage you to give us a call to arrange a survey of your home.”
To find out more about the project, there are a number of events scheduled in the coming weeks. There is one arranged for Tuesday 10 September at McMillan Hall, Dashwood Square, Newton Stewart, DG8 6EQ – 10.00am – 12.00pm and another on Thursday 12 September at Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4AA – 6.00 – 8.00pm. Project representatives will be there to give you more information and answer any questions you may have.
Alternatively, you can contact Warmworks directly on 0808 252 9000 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a survey of your home. For more information on the project, please visit Warmworks’ website on www.warmworks.co.uk/battery-storage.